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Irish Breakfast SausageBig Lou’s Butcher Shop is set for St. Patrick’s Day with some housemade Irish specialties ready to be cooked up this weekend.

Fresh off receiving another Georgia Straight Golden Plates Award as one of the Best Butchers in Vancouver, we’ve finished preparing batches of our Irish Breakfast and Guinness & Steak Sausages. We’re also stocked up with have some of Two Rivers Meats’ Natural Corned Beef and local beef that’s perfect for your stews.

Our “SuperBen” Irish Breakfast Sausage was inspired by our Irish Butcher Ben who craved the taste of the legendary Superquinn Sausages, considered an Irish national treasure. When he complained that he couldn’t find anything like a Superquinn in Canada, we took it upon ourselves to recreate that banger, and went through a number of different recipes before we got one that passed the Ben test. They’re great in a St. Paddy’s day brunch.

The Steak & Guinness Sausages make for a Bangers and Mash that any house would be proud to serve. We grind three kinds of steak with caramelized onions, spices, Guinness and a very small amount of breadcrumbs to absorb the beer and bind the mix. Who can resist steak and beer in sausage form?

Finally, our friends at Two Rivers Meats have made some naturally-raised Corned Beef which we’ve brought in for anyone who’s planning to celebrate with Corned Beef & Cabbage or a Corned Beef Hash.

Quantities of all these are limited, so come down soon to make sure your St. Paddy’s is one that your tastebuds will remember. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is open 7 days a week at 269 Powell St. in Railtown. Call 604-566-9229 or visit www.biglousbutchershop.com for more information.



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Best_GOLD 2014Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is very pleased to have been awarded the 2014 Best of the City Gold Medal for Best Butcher (Downtown/Gastown/Yaletown). These awards are given on the basis of public voting, so many thanks must go to those who took the time to go online and vote for Big Lou’s.

As a way of celebrating this accolade, Big Lou’s will be offering customer appreciation pricing on some of our favourite items.

Big Lou’s housemade sausages will be on sale for “buy 5, get 1 free”. These sausages are all made fresh using local meats and customers can mix and match varieties like our Chorizo, Maple Thyme, Irish Breakfast, Bratwurst and more to reach the total.

Big Lou’s is  also be offering our premiere Two Rivers Meats Natural Ribeye Steaks for only $19.99/lb. This beef is born and grazed in BC, then dry-aged for at least 28 days for incredible tenderness and flavour. This is a great chance to try dry-aged, grass-fed beef at a great price.

Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is now offering delivery throughout Vancouver to make choosing our locally-sourced artisan butcher goods easier than ever. Delivery is available three times a week and orders can be placed by phone or email. For more information visit us online at www.biglousbutchershop.com.

These feature prices will be in effect until Sunday, March 9th. Big Lou’s is located at 269 Powell St. and we’re open 7 days a week. For more information, visit www.biglousbutchershop.com or call 604-566-9229.

Thanks again to everyone who voted and helped us to win this great award!

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Big Lous 6 copyLocally-sourced meats and specialities delivered right to the door

Vancouver’s award-winning Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is making it easier than ever before to enjoy locally-sourced meats and artisan treats with home or office delivery now available three times a week.

Alongside a wide range of cuts of Heritage Angus Beef, Pemberton Meadows and Cache Creek Beef, delivery customers can order free range chicken, Fraser Valley pork and Bison, all sourced from outstanding producers. Big Lou’s  is also offering a wide range of butcher’s specialties and shop classics in the deliveries like a housemade sausages, fresh sausage rolls and pot pies, porchetta roasts, pulled pork and much more.

All cuts of meat can be customized with any of Big Lou’s signature dry rubs and marinades. Customers simply pick a cut and favourite marinade and the meat will arrive ready to go. Detailed cooking and storage instructions are always available.

Deliveries will be made during business hours Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays in reusable coolers to keep the order at optimal temperature for transfer to fridge or freezer. Delivery within Vancouver is free for orders over $75 with a nominal $10 charge applied to smaller orders. Delivery is also available outside Vancouver by request with extra delivery charges calculated by distance.  Customers who decide to pick their order up from Big Lou’s shop in Railtown will get 10% off the price of their order.

Order cut-off times are Friday 5pm for Monday delivery, Monday 5pm for Wednesday delivery and Wednesday 5pm for Friday delivery. Orders can be placed by phone 604-340-3445 or 604-340-4461 or by email to info@biglousbutchershop.com.

Fresh, local, unmedicated meats are a healthy, delicious choice and Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is making it easier than ever to cook these at home with a simple delivery program. Visit www.biglousbutchershop.com or email info@biglousbutchershop.com for a full product pricelist.

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Choose one from each colour category.

Choose one from each colour category.

Just in time for Labour Day, we’re launching our Long Weekend Freezer Packs. Priced at only $45 each they’re filled with enough Big Lou’s goodness to feed the long weekend crowd at an unbeatable price of up to 25% off our regular pricing. Customers put their own pack together by choosing one item from each of the four product categories, we’ll put the pack together and it will be ready for weekend, or anytime enjoyment.

With a variety of choices in every category, the pack can be put together in 150 different ways to make sure that each customer gets the mix that’s right for them.

Add on items for freezer packs.

Add on items for freezer packs.

There are also a variety of add-ons available at the same low Freezer Pack prices–so if  a couple more Rib Eyes, more free range eggs, or anything else is needed, it can be added into the pack. For big weekends or stocking up,  get 3 freezer packs for $120.

These pack will be available fresh for pick-up between August 31st and September 6th, use them straight away or freeze them for future use.  Please email aaron@biglousbutchershop.com or call the shop at 604-566-9229 to place an order with our butchers.

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Big Lous 5The ancient Greeks and Romans knew, and it’s true to that this day, that cooking is one of the great arts of love and seduction and food one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs.

If you’re thinking of making your Valentine’s celebration a rich, romantic, intimate home-cooked feast, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is doing our part to help Cupid by offering a wide range of delicious indulgences to make your Valentine’s delicious and memorable.

Our list of treats includes pâtés and confits. wine-marinated or bacon-wrapped steaks and even some rich, tasty Fraser Valley Duck Breasts. As always, our team will happily help you select and offer expert advice and tips to help to you prepare a Valentine’s Day fit for your Aphrodite, or Apollo.

Big Lou’s Butcher Shop Valentine’s Day Hot Sheet

  • Bacon-wrapped tenderloins
  • Red wine-marinated sirloins
  • Fraser Valley duck breast
  • Fraser Valley duck confit
  • House made pâtés w/sirloins
  • Foie Gras

We always offer a wide range of custom cuts and preparations if you’ve got something specific for your feast.

Visit us at 269 Powell Street or call 604-566-9229 to reserve your Valentine’s Day indulgences. To learn more about Big Lou’s Butcher Shop, visit www.bigloustbutchershop.com.

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ImageOrder your turkey, turducken or full dinner to make the day a feast

The spectacular September weather might make it feel like summer, but the calendar says that Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with only a few weeks until the big day, it’s an ideal time to pre order the centrepiece of your feast. Along with locally-raised turkeys from Rossdown Farms, we’re also offering smoked Sloping Hills Hams, Big Lou’s signature turduckens and complete hot, thanksgiving dinners.

Our Rossdown Farms local, free range turkeys are a perfect starting point for building your Thanksgiving dinner and will be available for $4.65/lb. Pre-ordering is always recommended to avoid disappointment.

Big Lou’s Turducken is made with Rossdown Farms Turkey, Rossdown Farms Chicken, Yarrow Meadows Duck and pork sausage. They are available for $14.00 per lb, oven ready and must be pre-ordered by Monday October 1st, to be ready for Thanksgiving weekend.

We will also be offering smoked Sloping Hills Hams if you want a non-poultry centrepiece or are looking for a second protein for a big feast.

If you don’t want to do any cooking at all, we’re also offering full Turkey or Ham dinners hot and ready to go. The meals include your choice of: Rossdown Farms Turkey with Italian sausage stuffing and a  full selection of classic sides like: pomme puree, seasonal carrots, beets, brussel sprouts, gravy and cranberry jelly.

The meal comes family and costs $175 and feed a group of 6-8. These meals must be pre-ordered by Monday, October 1st for pickup on Thanksgiving Weekend.

To order your Turkey, Turducken, smoked ham or full dinner, visit Big Lou’s Butcher Shop at 269 Powell Street, call the shop at (604) 566-9229 or email info@biglousbutchershop.com.

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